Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The banana slugs are coming!

Just arrived back from this Philly Zine Fest this weekend. I met some of the nicest people ever there. And ate some super good, amazing food. And got to hang out with my good friend Ramsey away from Chicago, which was awesome.
In preparation for Philly I was going nuts finishing my first official MINI-COMIC! I'm very pleased to be able to say I got it finished in time, and it's now available. If anyone is interested let me's $2 plus a stamps worth of shipping. Here's some samples from it:
this is the cover which is stencil painted and hand bound.
a few pages:

Also, in exciting news I'm doing a reading October 23rd. Here's the flier I made for it:

happy fall everyone! I can't wait to be in michigan this weekend and do some apple picking!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October! Aaaah!

This is possibly the busiest October OF MY LIFE. Which means a lot to talk about!
Tomorrow a whole slew of us Chicago kids are heading up to Madison to table for the Madison Zine Fest it should be a good time. If anyone knows any great Madison hotspots--let me know!

Then next weekend Ramsey and I head out to Philly for the Philly Zine Fest
I'm mostly just excited about being on the East Coast for a bit and meeting a bunch of zine kids I haven't met before.

In preparation for these two events I've been working on something totally new...a mini-comic! And it's not even just drawings of myself over and over! It's been fun to try to make a story move without a narrator. Seems totally backwards from being a writer. Here's a sample page:

The weekend after next I head to Michigan for my brother/sister-in-law's baby shower. I made the invitations for it:
Such a fun project to have. I forgot how much I love just doing the tedious work of the same thing over and over (I made 20 of them) when it's not the same two books I spend hours making over and over.

Then the weekend of the 23rd I will be doing a reading at The Moving Castle House. I will post a flier (when I make it).

And lastly, what should I be for Halloween?!

Here's another long lost summer comic about feeling out of touch with Chicago...